NEXT’s commitments

Your time constraints are ours

our advice takes into account what is really at stake for you and the specificities of your business

we are recognized experts in digital and creative industries law

our fees are known beforehand

Why NEXT ?

An innovation is quickly replaced by another

New artistic propositions must always appeal to the public

Law is in constant evolution

New risks emerge

NEXT means anticipation

Accessible lawyers

Responsive lawyers

Lawyers who interested in your project
and aware of your expectations

NEXT is by your side


NEXT is an independent French law firm based in Paris, involved in all digital and creative law sectors.
As innovation and creation have no borders, our activity is international.

Etienne Papin practiced for almost 10 years in an international law firm. Stéphanie Foulgoc practiced in Canada, Italy and at the European Commission in Brussels. She is also a member of the Quebec Bar. NEXT’s lawyers speak fluent English and Italian.

NEXT’s lawyers regularly negotiate agreements on behalf of their clients with foreign providers or clients.

NEXT’s lawyers also assist the firm’s clients with their development of projects in Europe and abroad, and network with their fellow lawyers abroad if required.

The team frequently assists foreign companies in their activity setup and development projects in France and Europe (localization of websites and contractual documents, compliance of regulated activities, litigation, etc.).


NEXT’s lawyers are regularly awarded distinctions by the professional guides.

PALMARES DU DROIT – Le Monde du Droit – AFJE – Cercle Montesquieu – 2022
Silver Trophee in Media and Press
Bronze Trophee in Copyright Law

BEST LAWYERS – 2022 / 2021
in Information Technology Law / Privacy and Data Security Law / Media Law / Intellectual Property Law / Technology Law

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” in Personal Data / Internet Law / Live shows / Advertizing & Marketing
“RECOMMENDED” in Music Law

LEGAL 500 EMEA – 2020
in IT & Internet / Data Privacy and Data Protection

LEGAL 500 FRANCE – 2019
Media and Entertainment categories: Music / IT, Telecoms and the Internet


Bringing together digital and creative law is the originality of NEXT avocats. Digital and creative law share the same sources: contract law, intellectual property law and tort law. NEXT’s lawyers have significant and recognized expertise in these areas, both in consulting and litigation.